K-12 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on K-12


House passes bill requiring GMRC subject from Kinder to Grade 3

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The proposed law says the GMRC class would teach students about human dignity and respect for others for their 'effective and holistic development'

GMRC NOW REQUIRED? Elementary students inside listen to their teacher in a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Are the K-12 kids alright? Like really?

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Students need to see educational institutions not as hell, but as a safe space for them to discover themselves and society at large

Supreme Court lifts TRO: Filipino not required subject in college

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Supreme Court defends the exclusion as making sure there is no duplication of subjects, since Filipino is already taught in elementary and high school

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court declares K-12 constitutional

Nov 10, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The law is an exercise of the state’s police power, the High Court says

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Partylist gather signatures from parents and passers by as they rally at the Batasan National High School in Quezon City against the K to 12 program during the opening of classes on Monday. June 1, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong

Work training crucial for employers when hiring K to 12 graduates – group

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The Philippine Business for Education also calls on more companies to offer internships to senior high school students so that employers themselves can become familiar with the students' skills

COMMITMENT. Business groups sign an agreement with the Department of Education to commit to hiring K-12 graduates and employing based competencies instead of credentials, Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

What will be included in DepEd's K-12 review?

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:47 PM

The Department of Education says its review will strengthen '21st century skills,' such as information and media literacy, communication skills, and life skills are developed across all subjects and grade levels

GRADUATE. The Department of Education reviews its K-12 program as its first batch of K-12 graduated in 2018. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Private sector to hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Philippine Business for Education says they will hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates and will rethink their hiring guidelines in support of the program

K-12. Philippine Business for Education (PBED) chair Ramon del Rosario Jr affirms their support for the K-12 program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

WATCH: Educators gather for 2nd National K to 12 Conference

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:42 PM

With the theme One DepEd for Quality Basic Education the 2nd National K to 12 Conference builds on the gains of the first conference organized in early December of 2016

CHED chief urges students to take vocational courses

Nov 05, 2016 - 9:41 PM

We find at CHED that more people want the diploma from college when maybe it is better for them to go to TESDA to take vocational courses We are trying to change that mindset says CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan

#PugadBaboy: Twice A Victim

Jun 25, 2016 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dropout hiring graduates

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Senior high in Laguna: Unfinished classrooms, students in private schools

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The transition period of the K to 12 program is taking its toll on the finances of public school students entering senior high in Sta Cruz Laguna

Rooms not ready: Half-day classes in Cebu to adjust to senior high

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Department of Education in Cebu has targeted to build 1 038 classrooms to accommodate expected Grade 11 enrolees but only 371 have been completed

SCHOOL. In Cebu City, only 371 classrooms out of the targeted 1,038 are completed while 641 of which are still under construction and 16 have not started yet. File photo from EPA

DepEd promotes ‘school sports,’ not A-League sports

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:00 AM

An education official is also asked if the DepEd will take a more active role in the government s sports development program

SCHOOL SPORTS. DepEd will continue to develop young athletes through avenues such as the Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Joseph John J. Perez/DepEd-Bicol

Presidential bets on education, K to 12

Mar 03, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Can the 2016 presidential bets deliver on their many promises on education reform?

Student group blames APEC for 'commercialization of education'

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:39 PM

League of Filipino Students: Gov t turning our schools into a factory of cheap semi skilled and docile laborers needed by foreign corporations

Teach for the Philippines: A passion for educating the next generation

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Teach for the Philippines is looking for a new cohort of Teacher Fellows committed to sharing their passion for education

PASSION FOR LEARNING. Teacher Danna dela Cruz introduces a new book at Malaban Elementary School. Photo from TFP

Recto wants more funds for workers displaced by K to 12 program

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Recto: This should be augmented because if there will be 50 000 employees affected it translates into about P840 in monthly aid per individual

NEW DEPARTMENT. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, during a hearing on the proposal to reorganize DOTC by creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

Move your books to Mindanao!

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Books are passports to learning possibilities Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential

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The K to 12 challenge

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Now is not the time to hit the brakes on a national reform we desperately need and have been working towards for the past years

Crowded classrooms welcome the 1st of June

Jun 01, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The mad rush back to school has begun

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Jun 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Costs and benefits of K-12

May 27, 2015 - 2:35 PM

A public school teacher ponders on what impact the K to 12 program will have on her son

File photo from EPA

UP improves UPCAT application process

Aug 16, 2014 - 4:25 PM

UP has introduced improvements in its application process to address concerns on the accessibility of the UPCAT

Rekindling the Filipino idealism

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM

We used to be envied by countries in the Orient They dreamed of becoming a prosperous and promising nation like the Philippines But what happened?

Makati produces first senior high school graduates

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:03 AM

The senior high school graduates from the Higher School ng UMak are the first and the largest batch to graduate in the Philippines

#PugadBaboy: The truth about K-12 punchline 2

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On why the Deped is implementing K 12

#PugadBaboy: The truth about K-12 punchline 3

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On why the Deped is implementing K 12

#PugadBaboy: The truth about K-12

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On why the Deped is implementing K 12

Hope in the land of the Tagbanuas

Jun 08, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Hope is brimming in the land of the Tagbanuas of Culion Palawan

HOPE. Dionisio Aguilar, 65, wishes for a better future for his children through education. Photo by Jee Geronim/Rappler

23 M enrollees for June

May 27, 2013 - 6:47 PM

From 21 million last year the number of enrollees this year increased to 23 million as DepEd targets marginalized groups

NEED HELP? The DepEd National Command Center for Oplan Balik Eskwela is already busy on its first day.  Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler.com

Aquino signs K-12 bill into law

May 15, 2013 - 11:21 AM

UPDATE Law adds two years to the education system

ENHANCED EDUCATION. President Aquino signs a law that hopes to enhance the future of education in the Philippines. Photo from Noynoy Aquino Facebook page

House approves K-12 bill on final reading

Nov 19, 2012 - 7:24 PM

A bill institutionalizing a 12 year school system is approved on final reading by the House of Representatives

A classroom at the Ramon Magsaysay High School in Cubao

Letter to the President

Jul 21, 2012 - 11:53 AM

I personally know that I just can’t blame all of this country’s problems on the government though it’s always a great temptation I understand that I actually have a say in whether this country sinks or swims

CONVERSATIONS: Are two more years of basic education necessary? #K12

Jun 04, 2012 - 4:57 PM

The DepEds K 12 program starts today Students now get two more years of schooling before college Is it a good or bad thing?

Wanted: leaders from public schools

Jun 02, 2012 - 9:48 PM

Nobody really understands the problem of the masses more than the people who ve actually been there